First Wave of Medical Debt Credit Reporting Changes Starts July 1

 

While ACA International’s advocacy and education continue on the medical debt credit reporting changes imposed by the national CRAs, those changes begin to take effect on July 1. ACA has some insight about these upcoming changes to medical debt data furnishing practices. Editor’s note: This article is available for members only. 06/23/2022 11:45 A.M. 5 […]

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ACA Responds to CFPB Report on Service Members’ Financial Issues

 

The CFPB’s report, like other recent bureau reports on medical debt complaints, lacks context on consumer complaint data. Editor’s note: This article is available for members only. 06/16/2022 10:30 A.M. 6 minute read The Consumer Financial Protection Bureau has released its annual report from the Office of Servicemember Affairs on financial issues experienced by service […]

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Latest Brief in Nevada Medical Debt Law Appeal Sticks to First Amendment Arguments and State and Federal Law Interplay

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The plaintiffs-appellants contest deprivation of constitutional rights in Nevada’s medical debt law and First Amendment violations preventing collectors from engaging in a lawful business and helping consumers resolve their accounts. Editor’s note: This article is available for members only. 06/08/2022 2:00 P.M. 5 minute read The plaintiffs-appellants in the case challenging the Nevada medical debt […]

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ACA Challenges CFPB Supervisory Authority Procedural Rule

 

The CFPB issued a procedural rule to use its supervisory authority to examine nonbank companies based on risk determination and will publish results to the public, a change that substantially affects regulated entities through unjust “naming and shaming” and that strays from the processes of any other federal banking regulator, ACA said in comments to […]

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Report Examines Medical Debt in Collections During the Pandemic

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Medical debt has continued to decline during the pandemic, a trend the Urban Institute examines as changes in medical debt credit reporting by the national consumer reporting agencies will start July 1. 6/1/2022 12:30 P.M. 4 minute read A recent report from the Urban Institute found the share of adults with medical debt in collections […]

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Vermont Passes Update to Patient Financial Assistance Policies

 

Effective July 1, 2022, Vermont has updated its requirements for health care facilities and medical debt collectors related to patient financial assistance policies. 5/31/2022 2:30 P.M. 2 minute read Vermont has updated its law outlining the obligations of health care facilities and medical debt collectors to ensure consumers understand patient financial assistance policies. The update […]

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ACA Advocates Meet on Capitol Hill

 

Members gathered in Washington, D.C., for the return of the Washington Insights Fly-In May 18-19. Members of Congress from both sides of the aisle attended the ACA event, which also featured panel discussions on state laws, medical debt credit reporting, and the upcoming midterm elections. Editor’s note: This article is available for members only. 5/19/2022 […]

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